HELPING HOME HAPPEN

At St. Joseph Housing Initiative, we know that people need safe, peaceful home environments to thrive and owning one’s home is a major step forward in the path of financial independence. Where there are stable homes, there are healthy, harmonious neighborhoods. But neighborhoods are nothing without neighbors. When we help our neighbors begin a path toward homeownership, we all benefit. When we share in the work of home-building, we share in a greater, stronger St. Louis.

Announcing…our SJHI 2021 Annual Report!

Helping Home Happen:   Learn about what we do from the people who make us who we are in our 2021 Mission Video.

SJHI is humbled to be recognized by Focus St. Louis as an organization improving Equity and Inclusion in St. Louis in their 25th Annual “What’s Right with the Region” Awards!  On May 12, 2022, a celebration will honor 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives making a difference. These honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a committee of local leaders for their impact and service to the community. SJHI celebrates the important work of all fellow honorees!

Announcing…our newest project! Welcome to our Virginia house, our first in Carondelet! 

SOLD! Our 3rd Alaska house! In a slight variation from our usual model, we facilitated a renter becoming a homeowner…by helping her buy the home she rented!  To read all about it, click “learn more.”

 

On Friday Oct. 23rd and Saturday Nov. 6 , SJHI volunteers joined our  partners Wallflower Design in two landscaping days at 4673 Alaska. On the first day, two SJHI volunteers from Fontbonne University assisted Wallflower staff in raking up and removing weed-ridden ground cover  to be completed reseeded, as well as lots of additional cleaning and preparation.  On the second day, several volunteers including three families, and two volunteers from First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, joined Wallflower to remove stumps, plant new beds with plants and shrubs, powerwash the garage, and further yard beautification!  We are grateful for our volunteers!

 

SOLD! Our Idaho House! Located on a lovely and quiet block in Dutchtown South, this 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow is now the new home of a proud, first-time homeowner!

 

On Saturday 6/26, SJHI volunteers joined in at the Downtown Dutchtown Community Cleanup. It was a productive morning of picking up trash, mowing a vacant lot & community building with neighborhood residents and other orgs, Cure Violence & Lutheran Development Corp.  Listen to KMOX radio’s Debbie Monterrey (& frequent SJHI volunteer) talk about the cleanup!

 

In the News: Thanks to Missouri Metro for this piece about our community Spring Block & Alley Cleanup!

 

Our Homes: SOLD! Our Itaska Home is taken!  Congratulations to our new homeowner–This 2 bedroom, single family detached house is located in the heart of Dutchtown, just down the block from two of our other SJHI homeowners.

In The News: Alexis Zotos of KMOV Channel 4 features St. Joseph Housing Initiative at our Idaho House! St. Louis nonprofit works to rehab vacant homes into affordable housing for first time buyers 

In The News: Our wonderful Fence Building Volunteer Day is featured in a spotlight by Joseph Kenny in the STL Review: St. Stephen Parishioners lead housing initiative’s volunteer effort

In The News: Take a look at the progress we are making, featured here in the St. Louis Review:  https://www.archstl.org/housing-effort-responds-to-inequities-grows-rapidly-5430